Dog Liberator Inc.

Rating: 4.95 stars   222 reviews

Address:

Deltona FL 32738 USA

Mission:

The Dog Liberator is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs, primarily dogs from high-kill shelters and owners who can no longer care for them. By working with committed volunteers, local veterinarians, trainers, and foster homes, we are able to rescue hundreds of dogs every year. From June of 2009 to date, we have rescued, rehabilitated, spay/neutered, and re-homed over 700 dogs throughout the Southeast. Our dogs are fostered in a home environment which enables us to evaluate the dog’s true temperament, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, positive behavior training, and good nutrition. Our dogs are examined, vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed or neutered before they are re-homed. The Dog Liberator continues to focus on rescuing herding dogs. Herding dogs have specific needs, both physical and mental, and when adopted to the wrong environment, they can develop behavioral issues. Herding breeds consist of Collies, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, and herding mixes. The Dog Liberator prides themselves on rescuing and adopting deaf/blind dogs and shy fearful dogs that are at high risk for euthanasia.

Results:

Over 700 gorgeous and highly adoptable animals have been saved from unnecessary euthanasia and placed in loving homes.

Target demographics:

homeless death row dogs

Direct beneficiaries per year:

200 beautiful dogs

Geographic areas served:

Southeast United States

Programs:

rescue, rehabilitation, medical care, behavioral assessments, training, spay/neuter and adoptions.

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Reviews for Dog Liberator Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Gisele and her team have to be some of the most dedicated folks. They have endless energy and hope for every animal. They take great care of matching the right dog with the right people. I am not sure where our dog would be now if not for them and tolerating me with my endless nagging. I love our dog and he loves us. He has stolen our hearts and never would have happened without Gisele.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

The Dog Liberator (TDL) helped me connect with a dog that met my needs. I couldn't imagine my life without my little Violet. TDL has been great with support too!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

 
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3 people found this review helpful

The Dog Liberator is the most wonderful organization!!! TDL helped bring me together with a loving animal, who I now call my "Fur Baby". After adopting my dog, there was a problem (by no fault of TDL), and they helped me get it resolved quickly. Gisele works so hard to make sure that each and every adoption is a success.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I got my Border collie from TDL and I couldn't be happier! I firmly believe in adoption (instead of buying) and TDL fulfills that mission. Thank you TDL from the bottom of our hearts!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

After our Rhodesian Ridgeback passed away, and left a massive Ridgeback size hole in our hearts, we had a desperate need to find a friend for our 8 year old Border Collie, who is very shy, and very noise sensitive. The Dog Liberator was quick to assist and recommended a 10 month old BC puppy for us and our 8 year old dog. It is a match made in heaven. I love that all the dogs are fostered in homes, not kept in a shelter like environment. The dogs are well socialized, and well taken care of. I've had some of those experiences where you "rescue from the rescue". That is nowhere near the case here. When the time comes to add another BC to our family, I know where we will be going.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My experience with TDL has been nothing but wonderful! We adopted our newest furry family member from them last year. From the simple but complete adoption process to the sense of community that lasts long after adopting from them (from the online group, ability to contact them with any questions/concerns & yearly reunions) this rescue is pleasure to support. I would highly recommend this organization!!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Tootsie has proven to be a very loving and cuddly little girl. Her back story is rough, but her progress with The Dog Liberator has been tremendous.

 
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Rating: 3 stars  

I am trying to get in touch with Gisele in Deltona, I have a question and lost all her info.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

The Dog Liberator and Gisele were wonderful with helping us rehome our dog. We were distraught when we had to give her up, but The Dog Liberator made it much less painful. We can feel confident our sweet puppy has found the perfect home. Thank you, Dog Liberator.

 
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6 people found this review helpful

I can't recommend this organization enough! The work they do rescuing and re-homing so many dogs is superb. Even when faced with health problems and other issues The Dog Liberators were able to regroup and continue the work they love. Our rescue, Sadie is living proof, (no joke she was to be euthanized!) to the wonderful work they do. So many lives saved and families created! Thank you Gisele and all your wonderful rescuers!
Patty and Bob Beverage
Sadie too!

 
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5 people found this review helpful

TDL claims to rescue and save dogs, but I disagree. They also saved Me! After we lost our 16 yr old Border Collie to cancer my husband and I were so lonely and heartbroken. I was searching for rescue sites to donate to and came acrossed The Dog Liberators. Intrigued by their mission and philosophy, I read more. Naturally I looked at the fosters available for adoption and was immediately caught by a beautiful little BC golden retriever mix. Her story (Cindi Loo Hoo the Grinch stole her Christmas!) Grabbed my heart and just wouldn't let go! Lost, shot with buckshot, jailed and almost euthanized (gasp!) Rescued by TDL in the nick of time. An email and a phone call later and she was ours! Arrangements made by Giselle, Vicki and Dawn and she was going to be flown, yes flown!, from Georgia to Florida on Christmas Eve 2011. Bad weather nixed the flight, instead an awesome guy, Jay drove her down! These people are awesome! For every puppy and dog rescued there is a family rescued too! Sadie, as we named her, is the sweetest, most loving ceature on this earth. Maybe we would have adopted some other dog, but TDL made it the easiest process. I know they put so much hard work, not to mention blood, sweat, and yes tears! Into the dogs they save. Thank God for TDL.
PattyB

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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8 people found this review helpful

TDL is a fantastic and dedicated group of people. Without their hard work and determination so many wonderful dogs would be lost. This includes our Sadie whom we adopted after she had been rescued from a high kill shelter in Georgia. Not only did TDL members rescue and foster her, a volunteer actually drove her to Tampa so we could get her! She is the sweetest dog imaginable. I'm really not sure just who rescued who!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I followed The Dog Liberator for a long time on Facebook, looking for the right dog for me. When one came available, the helpful volunteers at The Dog Liberator worked with me to ensure that it was a good fit. The dogs are #1 with them, and it is obvious that they truly care about them. They are doing a wonderful job of saving dogs and finding them a loving and safe home.

 
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Shortly after moving into our home in Naples, I met one of our neighbors walking their collies. I commented on how beautiful they were. I told my neighbor, Robin, I was interested in adopting a Border Collie. She told me they had adopted one of their collies from The Dog Liberator and how wonderful an organization they were. I researched TDL and then sent an email to Gisele inquiring about adopting a Border Collie. Gisele responded quickly and said she would keep us in mind and that she had a pup coming in but wasn't sure of its temperament .

Four days later Gisele called me with news they had received a call to help find a home for a one year old Border Collie out of Marathon. She sent me a picture of Olive. I loved the smile on Olive's face. I decided that Olive might be a great match. I let Gisele know that we wanted to give Olive a home. Gisele made sure I understood I had fourteen days to make my decision to keep Olive or return her, as Olive or any other dogs up for adoption were Gisele's ultimate responsibility, if Olive was not the dog we were hoping for. The following Wednesday Olive was driven to Naples by Jeff Bennett, a volunteer for The Dog Liberator, to begin a new life with my fiancé and I.

We renamed Olive, Allie. Allie has been an absolute joy for us. She has adjusted to her new home and surroundings. It's as though she has been with us her entire life. We just love her and feel very blessed that Gisele considered us to be Allie's new parents. Words cannot express how happy we are to have Allie be part of our family. Thank you Gisele.

Julia Wolfswinkel

 
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